Danstan Omari: No, I haven’t dropped my case against Kimani Ichung’wah
Lawyer Danstan Omari has stated that he hasn’t dropped a defamatory case against Kikuyu Member of Parliament Kimani Ichung’wah, which he said will come up in court next month.
This after Mr Ichung’wah on Thursday shared a document where he claimed that the lawyer had made the decision to drop the suit against him.
Mr Ichung’wah also indicated that he has never been informed of the lawsuit and has only been hearing it from the media. The lawmaker further warned the lawyer to stop using his name with the aim of seeking media attention.
Court documents reveal that Milimani Commercial Court presiding magistrate Caroline Cheptoo ordered that Mr Ichung’wah , who is also the Majority Leader in the National Assembly, to be served with the application and appear before the court in a two weeks’ time.
Thereafter, the matter will be mentioned in the same court on June 23, 2023, kicking off the hearing of the process.
“It is hereby ordered that the application is not certified urgent and that the application be heard inter partes on June 23, 2023 given under my hand and seal of the Honourable court this April 28, 2023,” the documents read in part.
The Court also informed Mr Ichung’wah to ensure that he attends the court sessions failure to which the judgement will be issued without his presence.
The bone of contention between the two is a tweet the MP posted in February for which the lawyer sued the lawmaker, with a Sh11 million demand.
The advocate, through his lawyer Brian Mabeya, had written a demand letter to Ichung’wah giving him seven days to retract and apologise.
Mabeya claims the tweet was defamatory by way of innuendo, knowing fully well that the insinuation Ichung’wah made against Omari was untrue.